Registered Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering. Urban Institute. Daniel Kuehn, Ian Hecker, Alphonse Simon. June 12, 2019
Workers with training in science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics (STEM) are in high demand in the United States and are
essential to innovation and economic growth. Apprenticeship is a proven
strategy for training workers, but it is underutilized in STEM occupations.
This report explores employers’ experiences with STEM apprenticeship. STEM
apprentices are concentrated in technician occupations that do not require a
bachelor’s degree. They are better paid and have higher training completion
rates than non-STEM apprentices. Nevertheless, employers often struggle with
adapting the traditional apprenticeship model to information technology and
engineering technology jobs that have do not have a history of using
apprenticeship. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
[PDF format, 47 pages].
Leading by Example: Public Sector Apprenticeships in Kentucky. Urban Institute. Robert I. Lerman, John Marotta, Myca San Miguel. March 8, 2019
While the US government sector employs about 15 percent of
nonfarm workers, federal, state, and local governments have not made
substantial use of apprenticeships to enhance the skills of their workforce,
increase productivity, and widen access to government positions. This report
examines steps undertaken by Kentucky to build talent for state government
through apprenticeship. The early outcomes are promising: departments can adopt
and register apprenticeships quickly, employers are pleased with the productive
contributions of apprentices, and apprentices recognize they are gaining
valuable skills. The success of departments adopting apprenticeships bodes well
for the expansion to other areas. [Note: contains copyrighted
[PDF format, 58 pages].
How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship. Center for American Progress. Angela Hanks and Ethan Gurwitz. February 9, 2016.
As postsecondary education or training has become more essential for economic success, policymakers have begun to give apprenticeship a closer look. At the federal level, President Barack Obama has dedicated $175 million to an American Apprenticeship grant initiative that will help 46 public-private partnerships create more opportunities for workers and employers to participate in apprenticeship. Congress recently dedicated new funding to grow apprenticeships as well. Importantly, this new federal action follows leadership by states to spur innovation in apprenticeship and revitalize this effective, but underused worker training strategy. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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